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US demands more security on international flights to US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes....



Experts encourage more public awareness of Russian meddling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will get hit again by Russian cyberattacks if the country doesn't pay closer attention and work more closely with European allies who are also victims, international elections experts warned on Wednesday....



How artificial intelligence is taking on ransomware
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twice in the space of six weeks, the world has suffered major attacks of ransomware - malicious software that locks up photos and other files stored on your computer, then demands money to release them....



Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware
PARIS (AP) -- Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets - though everyday life remained affected, with cash machines out of order and airport displays operating manually....



The Latest: FedEx cyberattack damage 'could be material'
PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local):...



How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable
NEW YORK (AP) -- While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business - a one-man operation - became a very sporadic proposition....



Trump attacks Washington Post, Amazon over 'internet taxes'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump attacked The Washington Post and Amazon on Twitter Wednesday, arguing that the online retailer was not paying "internet taxes."...



Disney: Animatronic Trump will speak at Disney World show
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Disney has confirmed that an animatronic version of President Donald Trump will have a speaking role at its Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida....



Correction: Google-Europe story
BRUSSELS (AP) -- In a story June 27 about European regulators' $2.7 billion fine against Google, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from a press representative, misspelled the name of an antitrust expert at Georgetown. He is Larry Downes, not Downs....



Blame game in Portugal over wildfire that killed 64 people
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's prime minister lost his patience with journalists' questions Wednesday as accusations flew about who or which agency might be to blame for the deaths of 64 people in a raging forest fire....